Published on April 19th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


Nissan Qashqai Facelifted For European Market, To Be Built In The UK

The Nissan Qashqai gets another facelift but will not be coming to Malaysia. Singapore, maybe.

The Qashqai is a popular SUV in Europe and we know it’s popular in neighbouring Singapore but it continues to evade the Malaysian market. In any case, fans of the Qashqai will be happy to learn that it has been given a facelift for the 2025 model year and is still based on the 3rd generation model that was debuted in 2021 with 350,000 units sold.

Refreshed Looks

The updated Nissan Qashqai features a comprehensively redesigned front grille, inspired by the patterns of ancient Japanese armor scales. The grille now consists of dozens of high-gloss, three-dimensional comma-shaped elements painted in high-gloss black, which appear to float between the bonnet lip and the number plate holder. The sides of the central portion form a triangular shape from the new headlights to the number plate, finished in a satin chrome hot foil stamp on the top-grade version.

Nissan Qashqai from the rear

The bumper flanks are body-colored, with a strip of high-gloss black running below the number plate to the lower corners. The cooling aperture has a thin, body-colored “chin strap” that adds definition to the front.

The new headlights have a sharper, more purposeful look, with an adaptive high beam module and a smaller unit for wider beam distribution. The daytime running lights consist of five small lenses in the same shape as the grille “commas,” encircling the main headlight lens and joining with a thin light above the headlight that features an illuminated “Nissan” on its outboard edge.

At the rear, the tail light design has been updated, with four individual red lighting elements that appear to float in the lens housing, now a distinctive “super red” shade. The thin boomerang lighting element that frames the upper side of the light unit continues through the tail light and now features a dynamic indicator signal.

The bumper has been reshaped, with harmonized color – either gloss black on the higher grades or body-colored on the new N-Design grade. The profile of the higher-grade Qashqai now features a new gloss black finish on the body beneath the doors and wheel arches. New wheel designs range between 18-20 inches. There’s also a new N-Design grade with body-coloured cladding and unique 20″ wheels.

Three new colors have been added to the Qashqai’s palette: Pearl White, Pearl Black, and Deep Ocean, the latter of which appears to sit somewhere between dark blue and metallic teal. Five of the colors are also available in a two-tone option with a black roof.

Inside, there’s Alcantara on higher grade models, new patterned materials, updated seat trims and customisable LED strips.

Qashqai Technology Uplift

The new Nissan Qashqai gets a few notable upgrades in the tech department including a better Around View Monitor with 3D function, invisible hood view and Parking Spot Location Memory. More notably, the Qashqai now comes with Google Built-in, just like on the new Volvo vehicles. This means you get Google Maps and other Google services natively on the infotainment system without even pairing your smartphone.

The Qashqai will continue to be offered with a mild hybrid powertrain and with the e-Power powertrain, which uses electric power to drive the wheels but a petrol motor to recharge the batteries.

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